Re: [bolger] Nymph leeboard
- Doug, early on I sprang the 'hook' on our Nymph's leeboard in similar
fashion. Since we were launching and retrieving from a lee beach all the
time I did as follows. The remains of the 'hooks' were sawn off . A couple
of extra pieces were laminated onto the gunwale where the board rested,
making the gunwale at that point wide enough to have a slot cut through it.
The board passes down, daggerboard fashion, through this slot and a similar
slotted retainer near the chine. A couple of holes through the board allow a
stout pin to hold the board up while launching / retrieving. The lanyard for
the pin loops over a cleat to hold the board down while tacking (it floated
up otherwise). A kick up rudder is handy, too.
- If you have a stout attachment for the board (as our Brick has) you will
probably break the board, as we did. I think the answer is to make one
that kicks up and don't let the boat get sideways near shore. ( I just
made another board and resolved to be careful.)